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Feb 21, 2014 – Okal Rel Quote

Feb 21, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Okal Rel science fiction books - turning a dance move into slaughter: four to one

Writer-daughter Jennifer Lott's 2013 Xmas gift to Lynda Williams was an Okal Rel quote of the day stack for 2014, featuring intriguing snapshots of the ORU adventure from all titles in the series: Saga, Legacies and online.

From novella Horth in Killing Reach by Craig Bowlsby.

Horth couldn't spare any concentration to decode Sandar's words. He sank one leg out behind him, lowered his weight onto the other, and prepped his body for action.

Sandar laughed. "You can't stop all their thrusts, Horth." Then he snarled, "Take him!"

The four men lunged as one. Horth shot up and around in a backward spin. Four sword points gouged into his flesh at different points, lancing like hot pokers: one along his ribs, one across his hip, as his twisting body channeled their force outward, away from his core, and away from his organs. But that had not been the hard part; the great difficulty had been to gauge the level of his blade's sweep efficiently. the men where not all the same height, and the huge, lighting-fast three-hundred-and-sixty-degree slash of Horth's blade could not land in exactly the same place on each man.

Feb 21, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote

Feb 21, 2014 - Okal Rel Quote. Killer dance move.

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Trapped by gang-swords, Horth uses his spatial genius to turn the dance move he learned from a lover into a deadly twirl, in the climax to

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